EuroMillions Lottery: The Winners and Losers

ASA Bans Scratchcard Ad from Outside School Gates

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has ruled on and banned a National Lottery scratchcard advert created by Camelot for inappropriately targeting children. The ruling concerns a poster ad that was placed directly outside the entrance of a school. The advert was for a rainbow scratchcard with the text ‘Scratch and See… top prize £50,000 Lucky […]

Missouri Nurses Win Lottery Then Hand Winnings to Two Colleagues in Need

A group of nurses from Missouri organised a lottery pool for NICU staff at Mercy Children’s hospital in St Louis, Missouri. The nurses and staff at the neonatal intensive care unit have been pooling for the Mega Millions for years with varying success but now they’ve won $10,000! It’s a fantastic story and a wonderful […]

Man Dreams He Wins Lottery, Scoops $1,000,00 the Next Day

We often hear lottery winners describe their good fortune as ‘a dream come true’ but for one lucky lottery winner, it really was a dream come true, quite literally. A Maryland man has pursued his dreams and won a $1,000,000 lottery jackpot after a dream told him he would win. After dreaming he would win […]

Couple Credit Scratchcard Win to Their Dog

A Hampshire couple say they have their dog’s fussy eating habits to thank for a scratchcard win worth £1,000,000 after they had to make a special trip to buy him food. Patrick Morling and his wife Paula just won the million after Patrick made a special trip to the supermarket to buy their fussy pooch […]

Couple Find Winning Lottery Ticket While Cleaning for Thanksgiving

We’ve all been there, the family are visiting, the house is full of clutter and the full deep clean is underway, but what most of us won’t do in this situation is find a lottery ticket worth $1,800,000. That’s what happened to Tina Ehrenberg and her husband when they were cleaning ready for family to […]

Bidding Open to be the Next National Lottery Operator

Camelot’s tenure of the National Lottery and UK arm of the EuroMillions has been controversial at times but everything could be about to change as potential bidders for the National Lottery are being sought by the Gambling Commision ahead of the current licence ending in 2023. Camelot has run the lottery since its inception in […]

Jealous sister shoots jackpot winning brother in head

Jealous sister shoots jackpot winning brother in head

Jeffery Dampier won $20 million in the Illinois Lottery in 1996. Jeffery had grown up poor and was very generous with his winnings, but in scenes later echoed by the infamous case of Abraham Shakespeare he until he was kidnapped and murdered by his sister-in-law, Victoria Jackson in 2005. After Jeffery won the lottery in 1996 he moved […]

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Londoners Sitting on Millions of Unclaimed Lottery Prizes

In recent months, unclaimed lottery prizes have fallen for the first time in many years, and this of course is great news for winners! No one wants to lose a winning lottery ticket and with many players now switching to online play, unclaimed prizes are finally becoming a thing of the past. However, right now […]

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Plumber Nets Big Lotto Win, Goes Straight Back to Work

Hardworking plumber John Doherty might have thought about hanging up his spanners and taking life a bit more easily when he won the lottery back in July, no one would have blamed him. But quitting work is not for him as he was seen out this week renewing his training to continue as a gasman. […]

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UK Heritage Sites to Receive Huge Lotto Payout

We always hear stories about people who have bought a lottery ticket and won a big prize, but it’s not the only way to get a big lottery payout, as British heritage sites have learned this week. The National Lottery heritage fund has announced that they are to pay out £48,000,000 to various projects in […]

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Lottery winner turns his love of Whiskey into a global business

When you think of some of the crazy things lottery winners have splashed out on with their booty, certain spoils spring immediately to mind from stories here at Euro-Millions.org There was Paul and Thea Bristow, who spent some of their £15 million Lotto haul on buying up a 7-acre wood to save it from greedy […]

Mirlande Wilson

Memory loss of bare faced lie? What happened to Mirlande’s winning ticket…

Mirlande Wilson is one of the more fascinating lottery winners we have featured here at Euro-Millions.org, after her claims of winning the big prize were brought into question when her ticket failed to show up. Wilson, 37, claimed that she was one of the lucky few US citizens to have become an instant multi-millionaire and bag […]

Mearle and Patricia Butler

Three amigos pocket an eyewatering $218m MegaMillions lottery win

We see some big old jackpots reported here at Euro Millions but Merle and Patricia Butler went down in lottery winning folklore when they won an astounding $218.6 million on the Mega Millions lottery in March, 2012. The sixty something couple from Red Bull, Illinois, shared the stunning jackpot prize of $656 million with an […]

Mary Wollens

Sweet dreams are made of…$16 Million lottery wins!

For most people, dreams consist of falling from tall buildings and waking up just before you hit the ground, scoring the winning goal in the World Cup Final, or going to a music festival run exclusively by the RAC where Elton John is wondering around accompanied by an entourage of girls pulling cars out of […]

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World’s luckiest man escapes death multiple times and then wins lotto

Sometimes there are stories that are so unbelievable, top Hollywood producers on the lookout for the next blockbuster inspiration take one look at those extraordinary true-life tales and say: “Actually, we think we’ll pass. It’s just too damned ridiculous.” One of those tales to make it onto Euro-Millions.org surely destined for the movie exec’s rubbish […]

Sharing a $390 million win on the MegaMillions lottery

Eddie Nabors and married couple Elaine and Harold Messner have gone down as some of the most envied people on the planet after they struck lucky by sharing a staggering $390 million Mega Millions jackpot back in March, 2007. Nabors, from Georgia, was just a simple 52 year old man working as a truck driver […]

Adriana Almeida

Gold digger widow accused of murdering Brazilian lotto winner

One of the most fascinating lottery winner stories reported here on Euro-Millions.org is that of Renne Senna who was murdered by two hooded men in a bar in the Brazilian capital city of Rio back in January 2007. Renne’s turbulent story began in July 2005 when he was announced as the solitary winner of the Brazilian national […]